A sincere thanks to all who participated in our Christopher Norton event the past weekend. Chris conducted 5 teacher masterclasses, 5 student Improvisation masterclasses, two Introductory sessions and presented an awesome and exciting gala concert with some of the students. Thank you Chris for coming over here. You truly inspired everyone. Thanks especially Rick Block from Prosser Piano, Bellewood Presbyterian Church and Jammy Smith, president of BCRMTA (Bristish Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association) for sponsoning our events. Thanks esp. to Vince and Steve Lee, Kerry and Steve Itami, Jeff Pettijohn, Jacky Chan, Janae Chan, Rejoyce Leung, Karthik Ramesh and numerous others who helped in the event over these 4 days. Chris will come back at end of June for more exciting events and piano camps. Details will be coming in Jan 2013!

Chris Norton: 'My whirlwind tour out west encompassed Seattle and Tukwila in Washington State and Vancouver in Canada. I heard dozens of great student performances and encouraged both students and teachers to feel that improvisation is not only something they can do, it's something they will grow to love doing. Thanks to Olive and Anthony Yau, Prosser Piano and BCRMTA for these chances to interact with all these lovely people. See you all in 2013!'

Some excerpts from the events for you (vids under the pix):



ABRSM Grade 5 and Grade 7 (Exam Syllabus 2013-2014)